Fitness is something many aspire to, but it seems like only a few actually achieve. Let’s face it, not everyone has it in them to be a three-time marathoner or to wake up at the crack of dawn every day to swim laps. On the other hand, too many people (who, me? Never.) get frustrated when they pay for a gym membership that they don’t use. Fitness is something that can’t be bought at any price, but we discovered a few apps and gadgets that can truly make a difference in how you reach your goals.

Whether it’s a social network that keeps you accountable for the workouts you planned to do each week or a scale that tells you the details you need to know about your body to effectively track progress — the following fitness tools are worth a few extra bucks.

If you’ve already tried out any of these, tell us how they worked for you in the comments.

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September 04, 2012